September is U.S. Air Force month.
Although today's Air Force is only celebrating its 70th birthday, it can trace its ancestry back to the earliest days of aviation. On 1 August 1907 the Army established the Aeronautical Division of the U.S. Signal Corps, total manpower: 1 officer, 2 enlisted. Number of planes: 2.
The Air Service would be renamed the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1926 and then U.S. Army Air Force in 1941.
During World War II the Army Air Force would grow to more than 2.5 million members. It would fly over 80,000 aircraft in battles from Europe to the Pacific. The U.S. Army Air Force provided the air superiority that enabled the Allies to finally defeat the Axis Power.
After the war, the President and Congress determined that the Army Air Force should be a fully independent military service like the Navy and Army. On September 18, 1947 legislation creating the United States Air Force was signed by President Harry S Truman.
For more than a century the U. S. Air Force has projected American power and prestige around the globe. Here is to another century of service, Happy Birthday Air Force....Aim High.
A brief note or two: the removal of the downed trees has progressed well. We still
have some trunks and good sized logs available for pick-up. Contact the Post Clubroom for details. One thing for sure the view is different from our parking lot now. Also we now have new carpeting and an actual dance floor in the Clubroom. The place looks great. Come on down and take a look.